Quality volunteers are often considered the bricks that hold nonprofit organizations together. In other words, there are times where you simply couldn’t survive without them!
So, how do you successfully recruit volunteers if you’re not sure where to begin or haven’t had success in the past?
Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 10-16 by giving back to your community!
Founded by Points of Light in 1974, National Volunteer Week is all about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to make their communities stronger.
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that 2013 had the lowest volunteer rate since the study was first conducted in 2002.
With the 1.1% drop in volunteerism from last year, some may wonder if people are less motivated to give back. Others will conclude that the issue is not with the volunteers, but with how they’re being engaged.
We all know that volunteering is a great way to give back, but what we may take for granted is how it can help develop professional skills. If you are unemployed or looking to change careers, volunteering demonstrates to prospective employers how you’ve filled the gaps between jobs and your dedication to the community.
With the beginning of a new year, we find ourselves questioning our actions of the past and finding ways to improve for the future. Though these goals are often personal, we can find great benefit to our emotional, psychological, and physical well-being by also resolving to improve the lives of others.